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Hydrogen: Technology

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Conservative, East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government is providing to the development of hydrogen technologies.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

Government is currently investing up to £108m in a range of innovation programmes to explore and develop the potential of low carbon hydrogen. This includes:

  • Up to £20m to develop novel clean hydrogen supply methods,
  • Up to £20m to test the potential for switching to hydrogen (and other low carbon fuels) across a range of industrial sectors,
  • £25m to develop the safety of using 100% hydrogen in the home;
  • £23m to support deployment of hydrogen vehicles and growth of refuelling infrastructure.

Government also announced the £100m Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Fund in August 2019. The Fund aims to help deploy low carbon hydrogen production capacity to enable its greater use as a decarbonisation option across the energy system.

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